08-07-2013, 10:52 AM #1
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Not sure if this has been posted yet or not but I, like many others have been experiencing a severe battery drain on my 928. I tried stopping background apps, uninstalling some apps, rebooting phone but nothing seemed to work. I started messing around with all of my settings and I noticed that my email, in this case Gmail, always took forever to sync (at least 5-10 minutes) ... I have no idea why it takes this long but I switched the sync option for all my email to "manual" so its not spending all day syncing emails in the background. I have noticed a substantial change in my battery life.
Hope this helps
- 08-07-2013, 01:45 PM #3
I may try that. I have 5 email accounts going. I have work, Gmail, yahoo, yahoo, and outlook. Maybe its time to consolidate. I would really hate to have to manually update. What uses more battery, push email (outlook) or the way Gmail and yahoo is syncing every so often?
08-07-2013, 08:45 PM #5
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Not sure how it works but for myself atleast, Gmail takes about 10-15 minutes to sync. And since I had Gmail set to automatically sync every 15 minutes, it pretty much kept going all the time in the background. Anyways, I hope this helps out at least some people!
08-07-2013, 09:02 PM #6
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On my 928 any navigation or game app I've used will drain my battery 11 to 12% inside first 20 minutes with all background tasks off . Phone uses power great otherwise but not with apps.My concern is batteries don't get better with time and Lumia's is non removable I think
08-08-2013, 12:13 PM #7
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- 08-08-2013, 05:43 PM #9
You can set up your gmail account as an exchange server to push. Lot's of instructions on the web on how to do it.
I went 10 days and saw about a 1%/hr battery drain. I was going two days on a charge. 3 days go I'm back to 3to4%/hr and nothing has changed other than my "Battery" app was updated. The update shouldn't matter but who knows. Strange phone...
- 09-13-2013, 08:29 AM #12
I do a soft reset after every major round of app updates. otherwise my batter starts draining. I think it has to do with how the apps try to check into location services. Otherwise I don't have too many issues with the battery. There are a few games that will eat it like no tomorrow though. fairway solitaire and NOVA are both pretty big energy eaters.
09-15-2013, 05:34 PM #13
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I was getting anywhere from 10% an hour to 20% an hour after having everything set to always on and always updating. After cleaning things up I would get 9%+ drain an hour. After setting my yahoo account to manual sync and deleting unused apps I'm at 1.33% drain...wow.
- 09-16-2013, 01:38 PM #14
I think it's the "battery" app. I don't think it's working properly and I may need to look for a different one. I'll do a soft reset and then I will get and bunch of battery life back so that leads me to believe I'm getting erronous info...
Example - This morning I unplugged at 0530 and by 0600 I was already at 70%. WTF??? Just did a soft reset and it now says 93%.
- 09-16-2013, 02:06 PM #15
I guess I do ok, My day starts around 6:30am, I browse Weave for at least 20 min every morning (and this included 2 short videos), about 40 texts, 10 times checking email, 2 phone calls (under 2 min each), Push on exchange and hotmail scheduled to sync ever 30 min. It's 2pm here, my phone is still at 86% left... I AM on LTE at home and work with a strong signal.
I do make sure there is only 2-3 apps running in the background...I normally kill everything as soon as I install them...
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